No you are not certified. Certification is not offered when you complete the 1-day or 2-day course. A participant only receives a “certificate of attendance” document. In addition, there is no competency exam or test that qualifies your understanding of the subject matter.
Under Annex G of the 2017 CSA Standard, various stakeholders are recommended to take infection control training as “provided by the CSA Group, or equivalent, in the use and application of this Standard.” ICTG offers an “equivalent” level of infection control training (and certification) in the interpretation, use and practical application of industry-accepted infection control principles, as allowed by the 2017 CSA Standard.
Yes. The majority of our training courses includes a carefully designed exam which tests your understanding in, and application of, the subject matter and related aspects regarding your work. A minimum passing mark of 80% is required to achieve certification.
Yes. As indicated in Annex G (Informative) of the 2017 CSA Standard (Sections 3.13-3.16), CSA allows equivalent training “in the use and application of this Standard.” Participants will receive information regarding the use and application of the CSA Standard, but more importantly, the intent of various IPAC requirements and how to practically apply those principles in the real world. ICTG tailors its certification training courses according to the information stakeholders really need to know based on their industry sector and involved roles/responsibilities regarding healthcare facility-related work.
We educate, train and instruct various stakeholder groups in what they really need to know to meet their respective IPAC objectives/goals. Not all standards apply to every type of stakeholder group. As such, each of our 8-hour certification courses are tailored to each stakeholder’s involvement on a given HCF project, or in an existing facility. Refer to our COURSES page for more information about our specific, tailored certification courses.
Yes. Participants who achieve 80% (or higher) on the exam will be deemed “certified” and will receive a digital copy of their training certificate.
ICTG has internally implemented a 3-year expiry date from the course delivery date.
Yes. The 2017 CSA Standard recommends, in Annex G, various stakeholders to take training as “provided by the CSA Group, or equivalent, in the use and application of this Standard.” This means that the CSA Group cannot restrict training to just CSA Group instructors. ICTG provides “equivalent” infection control training (and certification), as allowed by the 2017 CSA Standard. ICTG has trained several stakeholders (constructors, trades etc.) who have had our certification training accepted by their clients.
If your contract specifies a requirement for “CSA infection control training,” then it is a simple matter of applying for a “change order” (or confirming with your client in writing) that ICTG training certification is considered as a qualified, equivalent and acceptable alternative. Many in procurement may be unaware that equivalency, alternate training even exists, which is allowed for under the 2017 edition of the CSA Standard.